>Kindergarten: Ready, Set, Go Parent Information Sessions


Parents who have a child entering public school kindergarten in Craven County this year are encouraged to attend Kindergarten: Ready, Set, Go, a free information session to help parents prepare for their child’s transition to kindergarten.

Children must be five years of age on or before August 31, 2012, to be eligible for public school kindergarten in North Carolina for the 2012-2013 school year.

Two information sessions will be offered and parents may select the session that they would like to attend. The first session will be held on Tuesday, February 21st at the Central Office of Craven County Schools, located at 3600 Trent Road in New Bern. The second session will be held on Tuesday, February 28th in Havelock at Trinity Presbyterian Church, located at 206 Miller Boulevard. Each information session will run from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM, with check-in starting at 5:30 PM. The sessions are for information only; they do not replace kindergarten registration, which will be held on March 9th in the child’s elementary school.

Representatives from Craven County Schools will present information about various aspects of kindergarten enrollment, including requirements, registration and assignment policies. They will also share information that parents can use in helping their child prepare for kindergarten. Each family attending will receive a packet containing kindergarten readiness materials and information about Craven County schools. These information sessions are sponsored by Craven County Schools and Craven Smart Start, Inc.

Pre-registration is required to attend the sessions. Parents should register by February 17th for the February 21st session and February 24th for the February 28th session. To register call the Child Care Resource and Referral Program of Craven Smart Start at 252-672-5921 Extension 21 or send an E-mail or complete a form with the child’s preschool or child care program.

For information about the Kindergarten: Ready, Set, Go information sessions, call Pinkie Moore at 252-671-0689.

Submitted by: Pinkie Moore, Community Outreach Coordinator, Craven Smart Start, Inc.

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Editor-in-Chief, Wendy Card, founded New Bern Now in April 2009. There were a number of reasons she developed the website. While stationed in Washington DC, she had 30 days to transfer to Naval Hospital Cherry Point and didn’t know much about the area. She was frustrated because there wasn’t a central location on the Internet for information about New Bern. Wendy retired from the Navy in Oct 2007. When our economy dived, she was trying to find her way in life and decided to give back to the community by creating a website that provided a “One Stop, Information Shop” to help people find out what’s happening in our community along with creating a free business listing to help business owners who couldn’t afford to advertise.

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